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Clegg says Tories are squandering our legacy. But it wasn’t tuition fees that lost it for us

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Nick Clegg has used his first major interview since stepping down as Leader of the Liberal Democrats to take a swipe at his former Coalition colleagues for ‘squandering’ their legacy. In today’s Independent he states:

The rhetoric at the beginning from David Cameron was good. I held my tongue. But I am afraid the very thin gruel the Prime Minister has announced, and the deeply regressive steps taken by his Chancellor, means it is insecure, hollow double-speak.

He has drawn up a long ‘charge sheet’ about the current Government: …

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Making the boat go faster

I have been a party member for two years now. One of the first things I learnt was that the online Lib Dem forums on Facebook were an odd mix of conversations. Some of which were useful and constructive, but then there were those posts which, when I read them, made me think of a saying we have here in Sheffield’s local party, ‘How is this making the boat go faster?’. I’ve recently seen another spate of these and it is that which prompts me to write this.

Often these conversations are vitriolic (in my opinion) and only seem interested in attacking Nick Clegg and his supporters as some kind of Tory cabal. A sleeper cell planted years ago designed to destroy this party. The one we have all chosen.

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